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THE FULL MOON
The Full Moon
Published Monthly by Mrs. Fry’s First Period
Senior English Class
S T A F F
Editor Frances Litaker
News Editor Frances Ross
Reporters — Donald Almond, Marvin Clark, Opal Eudy, Phyllis
Greer, Shirley Lowder, Bobfby Peck, Joan Renger, Stephen Sas
ser, Judy Scaggs, Yoder Whitley.
Feature Editor Charlotte Pope
Feature Writers—Pat Allan, Bill Beeker, Louise Cooper, Martha
Harwood, Charles James, Amorelle Tucker.
Sports Editor i Edward Hatley
Sports Writers—Larry Chance, Skipper Gantt, John David Moose,
Business Manager., : Lendell Smith
Circulation Manager Sue Whitley
Managing Editor Dickie Cashwell
Advisor Mrs. Paul B. Fry
Hard Woik and Oziginality
Are Closed In the Covers
“Ship Ahoy, to the new horizons which we the Seniors of
1955 hope will bring to us smooth sailing. May the treasures
we have captured during our high school voyage be brought back
to us by our 1955 Crossroads. Grasp the wheel firmly! The time
has come for us to steer ourselves directly and surely to yonder
ports to seek the treasure we hope to secure with our high school
Yes, the new 1955 annuals have arrived and everyone is run
ning about getting their friends’ autographs. “Here, sign my
annual.” “Have you written in my annual yet?” Everyone is
writing in everyone else’s annual so that memories of their
high school days will never be forgotten.
The Crossroads staff, headed by Mrs. Carter as advisor, Bobby
Peck as editor, and Skipper Gantt as business manager, has done
a superior job. With the assistance of Martha Harward, assistant
editor; Joan Renger, assistant business manager; Charlotte Pope,
literary editor; Edward Hatley, sports editor; Carlene Doby, typ
ing editor; Myra Efird, art editor; Ned Lowder, photographer; and
many other seniors, they have brought you the 1955 Crossroads.
The senior class was proud to dedicate their annual to a
most deserving teacher, whose efforts to help others will never
be forgotten—Miss Inez Bankett. This dedication was a token
of the seniors’ appreciation for the work she has done for them,
j To Mrs. Carter, the editor, business manager, and entire staff
we give our thanks for one of the finest annuals ever published
by a senior class of AHS. It has truly brought back the treasures
we have captured during our high school days.
How Good Can You Get?
We of the Full Moon Staff would like to take this opportunity
to commend the outstanding job done by this year’s Student
Council officers. It seems that every year the Student Council
does more things better every year. This is made possible by
the efforts of the officers you the students elect.
The new officers really have their work cut out for them if
they expect to keep up the high standard set by this year’s of
ficers. We feel that you will do a good job, ,
If you enjoyed the refreshments you had at the football games
you can give credit to the Student Council, Also this year the
Student Council edited and revised the Constitution adding an
amendment voted on by the 'students. Bobby Peck and Mrs,
Lyke went to the National Convention of Student Councils at
St, Paul, Minnesota where they learned many new ideas to make
our own Student Council better. Members of the Council were
sent to the State and District Conventions. Mrs. Lyke was the
county chairman of the March of Dimes for the schools of Stanly.
We would like to add our compliment to the many that have
been bestowed upon the Student Council and its officers. Many
thanks for a job well done.
Over the Rainbow
Have you ever visited the Land of Oz, the land where all
your dreams come true? The land where men are made of tin
and straw and where lions are friendly? The place over the
rainbow where your wishes are granted?
The junior class brought this land of Oz to AHS for a night
when they presented the seniors with the annual Junior-Senior
Prom on April 15. They took the seniors over the rainbow for a
few hours to the land of enchantment.
The junior class under the direction of their sponsor. Miss
Misenheimer, worked long hours preparing for this annual event.
Most of the work was done by the prom committee, which was
made up of the following members: Peggy Furr, Zalotta Harris,
Dotty Walker, Joan Melton, Susie Culp, Kay Cauthen, Sandra
Poplin, Barbara Holt, Bettie Hall, Maxine Harward, Betty Boone,
Joyce Turner, Carolyn Helms, Wade Smith, Luther “Drag” Kimery,
Edshay Brunson, George Lowder, Joe Kluttz, Jimmy Almond,
Mickey Greene, Mickey Harwood, Franchot Palmer, Gene Burris,
Allen Bennett, Billy Fitzgerald, and Charles Smith.
Edward Fitzgerald was the chairman of the orchestra com
mittee. His committee members were Patricia Thompson, Vickie
Culp, Bobby Baucom, and Aaron Lowder. They chose the Kampus
Kats of Lenoir Rhyne College to play for the prom.
To you, juniors, we seniors extend our sincere thanks for a
beautifully decorated and most enjoyable prom!
Teacher of the Month
Question: If you were principal for one day,
what "would you do?
Which teacher do you think
has done the most for our school?
We think that you will agree
with us in saying that Mrs. Ma-
zel Lyke with her bubbling per
sonality and original ideas has
contributed an amazing amount.
Biology students every year
learn about nature from ameboe
to the human body through Mrs.
Lyke’s interesting teaching meth
ods. Many of the students have
won award after award for the
fine displays they have made in
their study of biology. Mrs. Lyke
and a few of her students even
appeared on television last fall
showing some of the things that
they had done.
Not only has she taught many
students how to dissect frogs or
learn the parts of an earthworm,
but she has also advised and
worked with the Student Council
in such a way that we can be
very proud of it. She has helped
the Council set up rules and reg
ulations for governing our en
tire extra-curricular program.
We feel that we are very for
tunate in having Mrs, Lyke as a
member of our faculty and we
want to show her our apprecia
tion of all she has meant to us
by naming her the Teacher of
Dear Miss Michael,
You will be interested to know
that I have located some of our
missing books. These books were
found in the lockers here at A,H,S,
You will find books in the lockers
of the following people:
“Rip Van Winkle and The Leg
end of Sleepy Hollow,” Lewis
Jaines; “Complete Nonsense
Book,” Burnie Miller; “Laughing
Boy,”. Dwight Morgan; “The Biol
ogy of The Frog,” Gerald Morris;
“Elizabeth and Phillip,” Charles
B, Smith; “Boy’s Life of The
Wright Brothers,” Charles and
Clifford Wright; “Bride of For
tune,” Carlene Doby; “Making a
Living in Radio,” Bobby Josey;
“Blondes Prefer Gentlemen,” Ed
shay Brunson; “L Love Books,”
Jimniy Johnson; “Vitamins: What
They Are and How They Can
Benefit You,” Roger Saunders;
“Boston Cook Book,” Linda Duke;
“Boy Meets Girl,” Marvin Morton;
“Drums,” Yoder Whitley; “Alone,”
Opal Eudy; “The Motion of the
Heart,” Myra Melton; “Call Me
Lucky,” Jeffie Lee; “Ready or
Not,” Susie Swaringen; “Hi,
Teacher,” Bill Beeker; “Separate
Star,” Donnie Smith; “The Long
Wait,” Elaine Swaringen; “My
Music Life,” Arce Rose Rich;
“Human Comedy,” Ronnie Tuck
er; “The Littlest Angel,” Sue
Whitley; “Monsieur Beaucaire,”
Lendell Smith; “Tomorrow’s Me-
ories,” Sue Furr; “Adventures In
Two Worlds,” Bill Fisher; “A
Little Treasury of Love Poems,”
I’m sure these people would
be glad to return these books if
you will remind them just a bit!
I’ve been asking a question
around that might interest you,
I asked several students the
question, “If you could see some
book you have read put into a
movie, what would you choose?”
Here are some of the answers:
“The Second Book of Rhubarb,”
Mickey Harwood; “The Rosary,”
Sue Rogers; “The. Gown of
Glory,” Miss Misenheimer; “The
Thread That Runs So True,” Joan
Melton; “Big Doc and Girls,”
Betty Boone; “Jane Eyre,” Yvonne
and Pam' Hinson; “Cannery Row,”
Ross Mason; “The Green Light,”
Beaupine Crisco; “Rebecca,” Bet
ty Jean Burris; “Seventeenth
Summer,” Kathryn Blalock; “The
Secret Garden,” Johnsie Russell
and Sue Burris; “The Three Fish
ermen,” Miriam Davis; “Love Is
a Fever,” Joyce Smith; “Invitation
to Live,” Janice Parker; “Woman
of Samaria,” Sandra Lentz; “The
Bishop’s Mantle,” Phyllis Greer;
“Street Rod,^’ Floyd Helms; “A
Lady Called Fancy,” Jean' Furr;
“Pilgrim’s Progress,” Gene Bur
ris; “Road to Alaska,” Pete
Chance; “The Black Stallion and
Satan,” Edward Fritzgerald; “The
Miracle of the Bells,” Elaine
Mills; “The Merchant of Venice,”
Roger Freeman; “Outward
Bound,” Wayne Eudy; “Love Me,
Love Me Not,” Brenda Frick; “The
Bat,” Patricia Thompson; “Carol
Plays Summer Stock,” Ruby Grif
fin; “Kon-Tiki,” Ed Hatley; and
“The Lion’s Paw,” Benny Rus
You know Miss Michael, it’s
funny how you can think of a
title of a book and a certain per
son, place or group will pop into
your mind! How about these:
“A Place to Stand” :— The
“You Can’t Pet a Possum”-^
“Growing Up”—Freshmen and
^“The Old Curiosity Shop”—
“The Three J’s”—Jeff Lee, Jane
Kirkpatrick, Jane Furr.
“Going Steady”—Nancy Bur
“Pattern for Personality”—
“So Big”—A,H,S, halls,
“Lost In France” — French
Miss Michael, we certainly do
enjoy using the library as we do.
Another thing we know we can
always count on is your help. We
have had to ask for more help
than usual this past month be
cause of our research themes. We
need a gold medal to give to you
but not having one we all say a
great big thank you from the
bottom of our hearts.
Sincerely, Amorelle Tucker
“Have T-bone steak in the cafe
teria, have special girl entertain
ment in assembly, put ashtrays in
all classrooms, and order snow
balls from the Artie to be thrown
in the halls.”—Marvin Clark.
“Make Mr. Hatley dye his East
er egg pink.”—Skipper Gantt.
“I would give a holiday to all
athletes before a game,”—Larry
“Serve refreshments at 10 and
2.”—John David Moose.
“I would stay down in the cafe
teria for mere fascination.”—
“I would fire all the phys. ed.
teachers and teach all the girl
classes myself.”—Edward Fitz
“I’d excuse everybody from de
tention hall the rest of the year.”
“Change the lunch period and
do away with homeroom after
fifth period.”—^Eugene Burris.
“What Mr. Grigg told me to
“I’d make Mr. Cashwell stay
in dention hall.”—Rex Whitley.
“I’d enlarge the library.”—Bill
“I’d clean up Mr. Hatley’s
chemistry and physics lab and
be sure to get all the spider webs
“I’d straighten out some of the
“I’d make a swimming pool out
of the old gym.”—Wayne Eudy.
“I’d clean up the old gym and
install more lights.”—Kenneth
“I would have shorter class
“I wouldn’t have home room
period last.”—Jean Starr Lowder.
“I’d install coke machines and
TV in all classrooms.”—Peanut
“Longer home room periods.”—
“I would cut down on the
home work.”—Ann Stone.
“I’d stop these half hour dinner
periods and have an hour.”—
“I’d burn the place down.”—
“Everyone would wear Bermu
da shorts.”—Gerry Saunders.
“Do away with detention hall.”
“I’d try to get a scholarship
club for helping people who can’t
afford to go to college.”—Pat
“I’d carry on as it is now.”—
“I’d have a special committee
for basketball support.”—Libby
“I’d try to have more talent
chapel programs.”—Myrna Mills,
“I’d have more events, such as
Sadie Hawkins Day,”—Miriam
“I’d have a special pre-marriage
education dlass.”—Irene Eudy,
“I would try to correct the traf
fic jams in the halls by insisting
that all students walk on the
right side of the hall. This
shouldn’t be difficult; every one
who drives keeps to the right,”—
Spring has sprung.
The grass has riz,
Mr, Cashwell knows
Where the hookies is.
The Prom was a huge success this year. Curious Seniors
were chased from the gym for weeks ahead of time while the hard
working Juniors tried to complete the decorations by April 15, On
the big night the Seniors walked into an entirely different world,
a land of enchantment, where they met the wonderful Wizard of
Oz and danced “Over the Rainbow”, For the entire Senior class
we’d like to say “Thanks for a wonderful time”.
The girls added much color to the dance. There were so many
beautiful colors, the dance floor itself looked like a swirling rain
bow. We can’t leave the boys out. They were quite distinguished
looking in their white dinner jackets.
The Prom saw many new couples: Moose and Elaine Lowder,
Franchot and Sandra Poplin, Bill Fisher and Kay Cauthen, Ga
reth Lowder and Carolyn Whitley. .
We hear the Juniors had a wild time at Pee Wee’s after the
Prom. From all reports we can get, the place was really rocking.
It seems AHS has a new Arthur Murray. Right, Wheaties?
Slumber parties seem to be getting to be quite the fad. Since
April 10 the Junior and Senior girls haven’t been on such friendly
terms. Late that night Shirley Lowder’s house was broken into
and all the drinks were stolen—^what about that Peggy, Barbara,
and Susie? Speaking of slumber parties, who invaded Myrna
Mills’ party down at Norwood Lake about two o’clock the same
night? The Senior girls wouldn’t know anything about that,
Congratulations, Senior play cast. Your play was a big hit.
The love scenes on stage were not half as good as the ones during
practice. What about that, Shirley, Louise, and Peck?
One week-end not long ago we saw a grey Chevrolet parked
at Badin Lake. It seems Ned Lowder goes in for dark brown
hair, especially if Friday it’s a Junior named Carolyn, and Satur
day it’s a Freshie named Patricia.
Spring has come and with it the traditional new couples. On
the steady list are Libby Harward and Cread McManus, Bill Fisher
and Libby Hatley.
Trips to Salisbury are getting to be pretty frequent, aren’t
they, Pee Wee? Seems like the Senior girls are trying to bum a
ride with him. What’s Salisbury got that Albemarle hasn’t?
Ask Peanut Litaker and the gang of girls that were with her.
June is not only the graduating month but it seems like
many June weddings are in the making: Carlene Doby and Tub
Russell, Sue Furr and Bill Mesimer, Susie Swaringen and Brady
Lowder, Wanda Efird and Dave Casper, Shirley Tindall and
Let’s go fishing—that's the favorite spring-time sport lately.
Dot and Jolee have really been making the catches out at Jo’s
cabin lately—what about this, girls?
The new snow queen of AHS has really been making a haul
lately. Peck, Moose, and ^Donnie are battling to see which one
will escort the little bl9nd senior around.
Flash! Two Senioris after being on the steady list for a year,
are playing the field for awhile. We wonder which it will be—
“Worms” or “Cadets”? '
Hiking is supposed to be good for the legs. Shirley Lowder
should have the best looking legs iri high school after her little
two-mile walk out on the Moss Spring road.
We hear the Efird home is getting quite a few telephone calls
and they aren’t all for Myra either. What about this, Johnny?
Well, good bye, to another month of gossip.